5 Amazing Food Stories from American History

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Not So Fast, New York

Rueben Sandwich

Above: The Best Reuben Sandwiches

I saw this story in the New York Times today.  Being a foodie and a history buff, I just had to read it!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

The grilled Reuben is the epitome of a New York deli sandwich, but even  The New York Times reports that the Reuben was created in the 1920s at the Blackstone Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska, when a local grocer, Reuben Kulakofsky, concocted it for his poker buddies, then convinced the hotel owner to put it on the menu. A waitress there won a national contest with the sandwich in the 1950s and it soon swept the country.

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3 thoughts on “5 Amazing Food Stories from American History

    DeniseBalog said:
    August 3, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Now you are talking my husband’s language! We often make Rubens for a easy Friday night meal:) Hard to take the City out of our world! 🙂 denise

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      mkcasey80 responded:
      August 3, 2015 at 2:20 am

      Jim makes the best rubens. I got hooked on them in my 20s. My first home health area included a Jewish deli every block. Peppered beef was even better!


    cookiesnchem said:
    August 3, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Crazy! I’m not much of a meat eater but this looks very yummy. Thanks for sharing!


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